Australia’s indulgent truffle season is upon us. Here are the best places to eat them.
The commencement of the cooler months coincides with the flavoursome and fragrant season of truffle harvest, winter’s most treasured ingredient. Here are our top picks on where you can eat this prized ingredient.
Devon, all venues
The world may be a little different but Devon keeps to tradition with the launch of the limited-edition truffle menu. Executive chef, Zacharay Tan brings back your favourites including, the ultimate toastie; truffle egg sando; and the truffle mie goreng. At Dopa, there’s the ultimate truffle donburi with Mayura Station full blood Wagyu chuck tail, Wagyu tongue, foie gras, koshihikari rice, soft egg, fresh shaved truffle; and truffle ohyako don, a traditional chicken and egg donburi with fresh truffle. Available at Devon North Sydney, Surry Hills and this year at Dopa.
Lindfield’s local gem Goodfields Eatery is welcoming back its annual truffle season with a brand-new menu dedicated to celebrating Australia’s finest truffles on the market. The menu features six sweet and savoury dishes including new innovative dishes and gourmet twists on some of its most popular dishes. Don’t miss “The Toastie” (a humble hand and cheese toastie elevated with a house-made croissant loaf, trufle cheese sauce and fresh Australian truffle) as well as the “Cheesy Lobster & Chips” (featuring butter fried lobster chunks and chips drowned in truffle cheese sauce and fresh truffle).
This truffle season, nel. restaurant has two delicious options for diners to choose between. Guests can choose to add truffle shavings to their ‘fish out of water’ course (for an additional $15) or guests can choose to add an additional cheese and truffle course of baked Camembert with shade truffle and homemade bread ($35) to their meal. Or, why not add both! These truffle additions will be available until the end of July, so get in quick. Find out more here.
New Shanghai, all venues
This year, New Shanghai is taking truffle season to another level with their New Shanghai Truffle Menu. It features Truffle Xiao Long Bao, Fried Rice with Shaved Truffle and Truffle Pot Stickers. This menu will be available from June across all Sydney New Shanghai venues. Find out more here.
The team from The Star’s award-winning Sokyo restaurant will be serving up a new menu of delicious acclaimed Japanese eats. As part of the venue’s bento box set menu for lunch ($65 per person), diners can enjoy a truffle-infused dish of King Brown Mushroom with lime, asparagus and truffle soy. Find out more and book your spot here.
For truffle season this year, contemporary Korean restaurant SOUL Dining’s head chef Daero Lee turned to much-loved Korean street food. This year, SOUL Dining’s truffle menu pays homage to two popular Korean street dishes: Egg Bread or Gyeranbbang, and rice cake, or Tteokbokki. Plus, the addition of truffles has also given one of SOUL Dining’s most popular dishes, Wagyu Beef Tartare, a new look and taste. SOUL Dining’s truffle menu is available now. Find out more here.
Truffles are back for another year at The Gantry Restaurant who have reimagined their annual truffle experience. Indulge in a one kilo 2GR Heritage Full Blood Wagyu Score 4 served with seasonal vegetable sides and covered in black truffle ($220 for 2 people). Plus, The Gantry will be serving a Truffle Tasting MEnu (four courses for $189 pp) featuring everything from steamed snapper with green tomato and choron sauce to an indulgent chocolate dessert with dulce de leche, buckwheat and cocoa nibs (all infused with truffles of course). Truffle season won’t last long so don’t miss out! Find out more here.
This local Redfern café is celebrating the highly sought-after ingredient with the return of its truffle-inspired menu. The four-dish menu features a #foodstagram worthy Mandarin and Honey Crumpest with truffle riccotta, alongside Roasted Peking Duck Angel Hair Pasta, Braised Beef Cheek topped with fresh truffle and even Truffle Beer Battered Chips. Want to elevate your eggs on toast? Add a side of fresh truffle to take your brekkie to the next level. Available now.
Surry Hills’ long standing Japanese restaurant, Toko Sydney, is here to warm you up this winter with its decadent truffle ramen. Off the back of their successful pop-up ‘Ramen Club’ in 2017, the 2020 menu promises new flavours including scampi nigiri with truffle oil, sliced kingfish with yuzu-truffle and even barbequed sake streamed cabbage with nori-truffle butter. Find out more here.